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for your city anytime of day. >>> a seagull is to blame for starting a fire when it landed on a power line and it snapped. 12,000-volt live wire fell into a front yard on delaware street. the homeowner said he heard a loud noise, came out and found his front yard on fire. >> i tried to grab the garden hose, you know, and an off-duty firefighter was here and said don't do that because it's -- there's downed lines. and so within seconds, i was sequestered away from the house. >> some homes on the block were evacuated until firefighters put out the flames. that fire caused about $50,000 in damage. nobody was hurt except for the bird. >>> other bay area headlines, investigators are looking into what caused an early-morning fire destroying part of a home in vallejo. two people inside were able to get out safely. one firefighter was treated for exhaustion. >>> in albany middle school students gathered to light candles and offer support after their sixth grade teacher accused of molestation killed himself. dozens showed up to albany middle school for a vigil this morning. 28-year-old james izumiz
protests at city hall. phil. >> reporter: that's right. this is by the monitor that was appointed by the federal judge who is thinking about possibly even taking over the troubled police department if things don't shape up. here's the story. >> reporter: the independent monitor reviewed nine of the most recent level 1 uses of force by oakland police. eight of those cases involved officers shooting and in two of those cases, people died. one of the biggest questions raised was whether the shootings could have been avoided noting that in some cases, we do not believe the evidence supports the existence of an imminent threat at the time the trigger was pulled. of particular concern the report said are those cases in which the subject was shot in the back. the report also criticized investigators at times for, quote, failing to ask the difficult questions. and, quote, being report takers not investigators. also cited, bias on the part of police when investigating one of their own stating that, quote, in most cases, the investigators appears predisposed to the position that the shootin
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